THE OX

14 10 2010

I’m sorry, I just got this unpublished photo of John Entwistle of  The Who ca. “Who’s Next?” and I couldn’t help myself.  Here he’s wielding a Gibson Thunderbird Bass with what appears to be a Fender Precision Bass Neck bolted on. I saw  The Who in 1973 and have pictures that I took from that show and he was playing the very same contraption.  John was one of the most innovative Bassists of all time.  I’ve heard it said that The Beatles are dying in what might be considered to be Reverse-Order and the same might be said of  The Who. There was, and never will be another  rhythm section the likes of  Keith Moon and John Entwistle…never. Just try to forget the bass solo in My Generation for one minute and check out “The Real Me” from Quadrophenia.  The guy never lost it.  There’s a can on that table that says “Long Life”…what the hell is that and why didn’t it work? Are there any more renegade types in rock and roll or are we going to just remain happy with cartoon stereotypes?  Hello to Buzz & Seatbelt. Photo by Red Saunders!!!

Thanks Red, where ever you are! Great Picture!